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I’m not good at many things, but one thing I will humble brag about is my ability to give good gifts. I love giving gifts, maybe because receiving gifts is my love language, and I want to provide that joy for someone else. Making someone happy by giving them a gift I picked out makes me just as happy as if I received the gift myself.  However, everyone isn’t good at giving gifts, and some people hate giving gifts. That could be because persons often make the mistake of thinking that giving a gift is about the amount of money spent. …
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The Best Resources for New Bloggers and Digital Creators

The resources listed in this guide are free or extremely cheap. As a new blogger, I understand there is some hesitation about having to purchase anything. I get it, and I tried my hardest to avoid spending any money as well. The truth is, to get the most out of your blog, you will need to invest. Bear in mind this isn’t a “How-to” guide on blogging, but a collection of resources I think can be handy for new bloggers and new digital content creators based on my own experience.  This list is what I wish I would have come across …
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How to Make Your Birthday Special By Yourself

Why You Should Have at Least One Solo-Birthday I hate birthdays, well I hate mine. I love other people’s birthdays because I like to celebrate other people. Celebrating me? Not so much. Well, that’s actually not true. At least it isn’t any more. I’ve found a way to enjoy my birthday, focus on me and celebrate me. The one thing I had to do was remove other people from the equation and the celebration.  The reason I dreaded my birthday was that it meant I would end up being disappointed. I blame myself for having high expectations when it came to my …
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12 True Crime Podcasts by Black Podcasters

A List of True-Crime Podcasts Hosted by Black Podcasters I am obsessed with True Crime, as I mentioned, I often use True Crime podcasts as my way to unwind and fall asleep to. That being said, when I reviewed my list of subscribed podcasts, I realised I was lacking an important element; black podcasters.  So I went to Twitter and asked for suggestions. Twitter user @truecrimez_com hooked me up with a very detailed list to get me started.  So here is a list of 12 true crime podcasts by black true crime podcasters.  Quiet as it’s Kept Meet at the corner of mess and murder. …
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Why Crazy Ex-Girlfriend is one of the Best Shows I’ve Ever Watched

Crazy Ex-Girlfriend: More than a Comedy with Musical Numbers I recently binged Crazy Ex-Girlfriend for the first time after watching it in real-time when it was released. From the trailer and sneak peek in the Summer of 2015 I knew I was going to love the show, but binging it again made me realise it is one of my favourite shows of all time. Right up there with Golden Girls and The Office.  My love for Crazy Ex-Girfriend isn’t because of the musical numbers (and I love musicals), but also because this show has some seriously solid storylines and lessons. It can …
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Why You Should Have at Least One Solo-Birthday I hate birthdays, well I hate mine. I love other people’s birthdays because I like to celebrate other people. Celebrating me? Not so much. Well, that’s actually not true. At least it isn’t any more. I’ve found a way to enjoy my…
Five Grounding Techniques to Manage Your Anxiety and Nerves It’s human nature to get nervous and we all have feelings of anxiety, all be it at different levels. I have had instances where I’ve had upcoming events that I’ve truly dreaded. Every time I think about it my stomach drops…
Self Care in Quarantine  There doesn’t seem to be much focus on self care in quarantine during this coronavirus pandemic. You may have seen the meme on social media that says “if you don’t come out of this quarantine with either a new skill or a new side hustle, you…
I have a love/hate relationship with Pinterest While some persons may go to Google to find images for hair inspiration or for cute outfit ideas, I go to Pinterest. However, as a black woman, my one hang-up with Pinterest is how hard it is to find results related to black…

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When I originally wrote this article the world was in a different place, it was before the entire world metaphorically caught on fire. It was pre-Covid-19. However, I think it is important to update this article because of the effect Covid-19 has had on all of our lives, I think…
Recently, my job like many others implemented home-based work arrangements due to the current Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic. Although I’ve worked from home once or twice this is my first time working from home for an extended period. Initially, I was all for it but it didn’t take long for me…

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Finished Binging Tiger King? What to do Now Tiger King was probably one of the craziest things I have ever watched in my entire life and I don’t think I’m exaggerating. When someone asks what Tiger King is about I have no idea how to answer. It has tigers, murder-for-hire,…
The Importance of Bojack Horseman The final episodes of Bojack Horseman were released on Netflix, and I avoided them for as long as possible because I didn’t want it to be over. I started watching Bojack Horseman when it was in its fourth season. I knew about Bojack Horseman and…
The first thought I had when I started watching Love is Blind was ‘is this show competing with the Bachelor to be the most ridiculous show on love?’ It has tears, dramatic walks down long hallways, dramatic reveals, the drama of someone having to choose someone they love over someone…